The Daily Star, a British media, reported on the 6th that “Tottenham Hotspur are ready to sign Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse.
The media said, “Tottenham scouts watched Ward-Prowse several times last season.
West Ham are in the middle of the day, but Tottenham will show their cards soon.”
Ward-Prowse scored 9 goals and 4 assists in 38 English Premier League (EPL) games last season.
Among them, he boasts his kicking power enough to score as many as 3 goals from his free kicks.
It is no exaggeration to say that he alone led Southampton’s attack last season.스포츠토토
He also recorded an assist in the first game of the 2023-2024 English Championship (second division).
Having played only in Southampton since the 2012-2013 season, he is receiving attention from EPL teams as the team was relegated last season.
Declan Rice (Arsenal) transferred and West Ham United, which needed a replacement, looked promising as the next destination.
However, while negotiations were sluggish, Tottenham emerged as the destination.
Tottenham are focusing on reinforcing the midfield, planning to bring in James Madison as well as Ward-Prowse.
Tottenham manager Enze Postecoglu is in the process of revamping the midfield.
Pierre-Emile Hoivier, who played an active role last season, is likely to leave for Atletico Madrid (Spain).
Word-Prowse can fill this spot.
Southampton wants 40 million pounds (approximately 66.6 billion won) for Ward-Prowse’s transfer fee.
If Tottenham meets the conditions, the transfer can be rapid.
Last season Tottenham lacked players who could play a creative role in midfield.
If Ward-Prowse joins after Madison, various roles can be expected.
Son Heung-min, who will take on an offensive role in the postecoglu coaching system, is also expected to be able to gain wings.